Outgoing COP 23 President and Fijian Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama today launched the Fiji Low Emission Development Strategy at the Koronivia and Pacific Pavilion in Katowice, Poland.
Speaking at the event, PM Bainimarama said that the Low Emission Development Strategy is a living document designed to inspire action that we can add to at any time on the journey that will take us to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.
“No Pacific island nation has ever undertaken such a thorough or comprehensive study on an economy-wide, low carbon development strategy. But we haven’t done this on our own. And I want to pay particular tribute to the Global Green Growth Institute for the technical expertise it has provided for this and other projects in Fiji.”
PM Bainimarama also appealed to the industrial nations to meet and increase their commitments to the Green Climate Fund and for more focus on deploying those and other investments to where they are needed most.